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    October 10, 2012
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moving towards the north and the west. right now it looks like it is dying down. severe severe thunderstorm set to expire. i will be back with all the details. to developing news. what may be a break in the case of a woman killed inside her home. ktvu's lorraine blanco is live with how the discovery of the car led to two arrests. >> reporter: two arrests. a husband and wife were wanted in connection with several crimes along the west coast. here they are calling the two personnens of interest in -- persons of interest in the susie ko murder. he was arrested with his wife in susie ko's stolen car. on friday neighbors found her stabbed to death, her car
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stolen. the suspects are being held on suspicion of a stolen vehicle. >> it is a big league and we are grateful -- lead and we are grateful for the recovery of the vehicle. we are also watching the integrity of the case and not making any mistakes. >> reporter: this is video from of the is when authorities say he got into a shoot out with a los angeles county deputy in south el monte. authorities say they carjacked a vehicle and then got away. this crime spree started when he broke out of a southern california jail. lorraine blanco, ktvu channel 2 news. to the baseball playoffs. the san francisco giants effaced another must-win game and they came through big time. they just wrapped up a huge win in cincinnati. this is one of their big hits
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in the game. pablo sandoval. we have team coverage tonight. first to ktvu's ken pritchett at the call ceium where -- colosseum where the a's are also facing a must-win game. >> reporter: despite being down two games, the a's fans thought their team would go to a game 5. we will know if that happens in a matter of hours. >> reporter: during batting practice there is a different vibe, it is relaxed. >> i have been to a lot of games before and i have never been to one that sold out like that. it was awesome. >> reporter: we talked to her
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before yesterday's game, she predicted a win. and we heard that again tonight. >> never say never. >> i think they are real good. a.j. griffin pitching. >> reporter: the a's are winners at home. the fans take credit for that. >> here you got your 10th man in baseball. >> it is louder than a lot of the parks you have. it is a huge home field advantage. >> reporter: this fan was happy for the loss last night. >> i wanted this game today so then we could come to it tonight. the a's fans think they have the tigers where they want them. >> reporter: you are going to be here and talk to us -- >> tomorrow. absolutely. tomorrow. >> reporter: i talked to management, they say two hours
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ago there were a thousand tickets remaining for tomorrow's game, that game takes place if the a's win tonight. for the next series, the alcs, 30,000 tickets are available for that. it is possible the a's may open up more seats here. that's something they are looking at. ken pritchett, ktvu channel 2 news. >> and our coverage continues online on www.ktvu.com. you will find the latest under the playoff tab. an explosion at a home cept one woman to -- sents one woman to the hospital. ktvu's robert handa is live now. >> reporter: we have been asked to back up away from the house along with firefighters because pg&e investigators just gone inside to figure out more about the explosion incident that shook this neighborhood this afternoon. you can see some of the initial damage, as well as work the firefighters had to do to get
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inside. here is what it looked like after the explosion from a second floor kitchen. this is cell phone video given to us from neighbors. 14 units and 40 firefighters attacked the fire around 1:30 p.m. there were four people home but only one was in the kitchen. she was taken to the hospital with burns. the other three escaped. one told us what he saw. >> real loud explosion. boom! exploded. real loud. >> i just heard an explosion. i thought it was an earthquake. i came outside and the smoke was already coming out their window. yeah. >> reporter: scary? >> yes, it was. i am still shaking. >> we will look at what were
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the initial sources. whether it was natural gas. >> reporter: first pg&e and then fire investigators will go in so the investigation is still going on and that will start a very extensive clean up. robert handa, ktvu channel 2 news. now to san francisco where ross mirkarimi fight to keep his fight is finally over. ktvu's david stevenson is live with what he and his opponents are saying. david? >> reporter: he got his job back but there is still a lot of work ahead for ross mirkarimi. >> reporter: ross mirkarimi arrived at his office at 3:00 p.m. this afternoon. >> new day. we want to move forward. mend fences. >> reporter: his first appearance since he was
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suspended in march. board of supervisors put him back in the post last night. >> this could have been avoided by ross mirkarimi not having engaged in the conduct he was engaged in. >> reporter: mayor ed lee made clear the tension ahead. >> we are fulfilling our obligation to work together. >> i took the mayor seriously when he was on the stand under oath he said that can he work with me upon being reinstated and his answer was yes. >> reporter: ross mirkarimi is meeting with the interim sheriff. >> a lot of issues, reports that are coming due.
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work on realignment. >> reporter: and we confirmed ross mirkarimi will receive 7 months worth of back pay, separate from his salary. david stevenson, ktvu channel 2 news. >> and now that he has his job back he is facing a new challenge, coming up, what the district attorney is asking ross mirkarimi to do when he returns to his job. san francisco police are investigating a stabbing that sent a 17-year-old girl to the hospital last night with life threatening injuries. it happened after 7:00 p.m. police say there was a fight before the stabbing but they are not sure if the two are related. the teen's condition has been upgraded and she is no longer said to be fighting for her life. a search for a man accused of sexual assaulting a woman in
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bay point continues tonight. it happened monday. the woman said a man attacked her and fondled her. police say the attacker is a african american man, 40 years old, wearing all black and riding a blue bike. the city of oakland is suing the government to prevent the seizure of a building. the property in question is a medical marijuana dispensary called the harbor side health center. it operates under a city issued permit. it asks the court to declare the government's attempt to close it down as unlawful. the supreme court heard arguments in a case that could have effects on college
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admissions. demonstrators gathered. the appeal involve as lawsuit filed by a student who claims she was denied admission to the university of texas because of her race. they say the court has become conservative. a slight drop in the number of job opens is a sign of a slow recovery. there were 30,000 fewer job opening in august compared to july. and the rate at which workers quit stayed the same for six months in a row. before the recession it was above 2%. on wall street today stocks fell as the earnings season gets underway. the dow is down 128 to 13,344. the nasdaq is down 13 at 3,051. standard and poor's hit
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spain with a down grade today. they said spain's recession, high unemployment and unrest contributed. spain's credit rating is a triple b minus. the down grade could be followed one from moody's. and they are also eyeing california's cities for a possible down grade. the cities are berkeley, danville, los gatos, martinez, santa clara, santa rosa and sunnyville. they will look for issues such as falling tax revenue. it would increase borrowing cost and could interfere with infrastructure projects. >> san francisco's first target is opened for business. this morning several hundred shoppers showed up for the soft
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opening. it is 25% smaller than normal target stores. >> we found the guest in our urban stores don't purchase as much. >> the store focuses on fresh foods and active wear. an official grand opening is planned for sunday. members of occupy oakland are preparing for a party, why people across the street are preparing for something else. >> a powerful storm in the mountains. severe thunderstorm was in effect. that is a big one. lightning and large hail in the area. where the system is going and if it is headed in your area. 0!ockñ?çóxo?ñ=çñññçvxqx?ñññ?óioy
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protegessers gather -- protesters gather, marking one year since the occupy movement
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began. ktvu's paul chambers tells us why it is making some folks nervous. >> reporter: there are a dozen protesters at city hall right now. they are preparing for the party. this is the one year anniversary. there is 50 people here to mark that anniversary. members are calling it a birthday party but businesses say there is nothing to celebrate. >> reporter: some businesses are still dealing dealing dealing with the mess after last weekend's protest by occupy. with word the movement is back, local businesses are not happy. >> you will have to worry about your car. stand in front of your business, if you are a small business owner, you will have to have an extra employee to watch your business at night. >> reporter: it says open for business but you could hardly tell. many businesses decided to add boards up just in case.
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>> it is ridiculous. most people understand why they are angry, but you are messing up your own neighborhoods. >> reporter: one year ago today the occupy movement began in oakland when people held protests and set up camp outside city hall. once they were told to leave it set up several confrontation between occupy and police. today people say they don't have an issue with the message, just the manner in which some are delivering it. >> at night time the police fighting against, you know, the occupiers. >> i will support anybody that wants to speak their mind but do it correctly. don't effect the small people you are trying to help. >> reporter: i spoke with the mayor's office and police, police talked to some people, they say there are no problems
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but there are additional officers just in case. right now everything is peaceful. but they have a plan just in case something happens. paul chambers ktvu channel 2 news. gas prices dipped today after surging. prices range from $4.73 to $466 in the bay area. they expect prices to fall now that governor jerry brown ordered the early production of winter blend gas. chevron says the fire damaged unit will not reopen soon and that could help keep prices up. he is trying to keep prices down by reign in california's oil refineries. he says they have no incentive to keep safe because accidents increase profits. costs following accidents are
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passed on to the consumer through higher gas prices. the california energy commission awarded $20 million in grants for transportation projects, including $10 million to fremont tesla motors. they are aimed at producing a new all electric suv. they plan to match the grant with $50 million. the state expects the project to generate more than 500 new manufacturing jobs. investigators in los angeles are trying to figure out how a man carrying weapons made it past airport security. pictures here of those weapons. clubs, knives, and a hatchet. police say he was caught wearing a bullet proof vest last friday. he traveled from japan to korea and then into the united
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states. >> he had to go through screening to get on the plane and why it didn't raise suspicion with screeners, we are trying to figure out. >> he is charged with one count of transporting hassereds materials. -- hazardous materials. owners are assessing damage after a fire. they expressed surprise when they showed up this morning to see what the fire had done. >> it hurts really bad. you know, i mean it is like 8 years of hard work. you know, it is -- all finished. >> crews were called to the shopping center after 1:00 a.m. it burned for hours before it was reported. >> we lost a lot of businesses but then again we saved a lot
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of businesses. >> one firefighter suffered a cut to his hand and treated at the hospital. the cause of the fire is under investigation. an investigation is also underway into the cause of a morning fire that broke out about 12:15 at an industrial storage yard. hundreds of wooden pallets fueled the fire and lightning strikes were reported in the area before the fire began. we began with news of a severe thunderstorm warning in the south bay. let's go to our chief meteorologist bill martin. that changed? >> yeah. they dropped it. the severe thunderstorm is gone. you have hail in the mountains, heavy rain in some someplaces. lightning strikes, will that be
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an issue? typically it could be worse if we didn't have rain. i haven't heard of fires but that is what you think about. the rain is really coming down. you can see it up there in the bolder creek. let me put the motion in here. unusual direction. there is the warning. works its way to the west. that is an unusual direction as the low pressure center drifts down the coast. the severe thunderstorm has gone away. but look at this. this is how the system is set up. significant. los gatos noticed it. it was coming down hard. quarter size hail. sometimes that trigthers severe thunderstorm warning. -- trillers the severe thunderstorm warning. that rain is going off shore. right?
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that is what is unusual. as it rotates down the coast it is spinning clouds, instability in our direction. that is what happened last night. it was going off. and we had lightning and thunder and then it dissipated. this one is stronger than what we experienced last night. with this pattern, with this low, we can expect this kind of behavior into the evening hours, maybe into tomorrow. here is what i am tracking. this is the current image. there is the rotation. watch right here. watch. comes around. rotation. blossoms right here. look where it is goes. there is a large area, it will shoot across the valley. may lose energy. but i think we will see an increase in clouds into the next couple of hours. i got to tell you, these systems are a pain. the way they rotate around and
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move. as we are tracking, this stuff, as it works our way. should lose energy across the center valley, sun is getting low. we will see a little less heating. in the forecast, more thunderstorms possible. when i come back, we will track that, and go to had computer model, and we got a five-day forecast with your bay area weekend in view. what would you do for $15,000? coming up the unusual campaign launched by a pizza chain. also the u.s. doping agency talks about lance armstrong. and the announcement so many are waiting for. >> and the new ktvu ipad app is ready to download. watch newscasts, traffic,
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weather and breaking news anytime, anywhere.
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the u.s. anti-doping agency made public its reasoning used to suspend lance armstrong. they say 11 of his former teammates gave evidence against him. lance armstrong accused them of
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bias and repeating their charges. a hearing looking into what happened in benghazi that led to the death of u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three others. they called the attack unprecedented and said there was enough security in place at the time. but the committee chairman took exception to that view. >> to say you had the correct number and four are dead and people are in the hospital recovery because it only took moments to breach that facility doesn't ring true to the american people. >> one point of agreement is that it was not a response to an internet video called the innocence of muslims athat sparked violence -- that sparked violence. nakoula basseley nakoula said he hasn't violated the terms of
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his probation. nakoula basseley nakoula committed 8 probation violations including lying to his probation officer. a judge ordered him held without bail to answer charges. he is due in court on november 9. ross mirkarimi is about to return as sheriff, what is the message when district attorney -- message when district attorney is sending him and baseball playoff continues, ktvu's joe fonzi has more on today's game against the reds.
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we told you that ross mirkarimi is expected to retake his position as sheriff on monday. our coverage continues with the fall out of his return. ktvu's rob roth is live where the district attorney issued a challenge today to the sheriff. rob? >> reporter: here at the hall of justice the district attorney called on embattled san francisco sheriff ross mirkarimi to make a change in how he runs his office. >> reporter: san francisco district attorney made this appeal today to ross mirkarimi. >> i am calling upon ross mirkarimi to recuse himself. >> reporter: he recommends he appoint someone else to over see all domestic violence matters. the sherriff's department run
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programs and counseling for years. he was convicted of a charge related to domestic violence. >> there is no doubt that ross has a conflict of interest. >> reporter: at a domestic violence crisis center they are disappointed by the decision of the board of supervisors to reinstate ross mirkarimi. >> it is the wrong message. it says san francisco thinks it is okay to have a sheriff who has been convicted, who admitted that he committed a violent act. >> reporter: supervisors voted last night to over turn mayor ed lee's decision. >> what we were adjudicating is a civil proceeding. >> he has the opportunity to transform himself and i think that is an experience that would be valuable for him and
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his work as sheriff. >> reporter: today ross mirkarimi told us there will be a legal response to the district attorney's challenge. rob roth, ktvu channel 2 news. the witching hour passed without invitations from apple. they reported invitations would go out today. an investor received information from three different sources but apple usually sends invitations before noon and noon has passed without any word. ebay started a new service called lifestyle deals. users can find discounts in the bay area and other areas. a company arranges the deal and
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posts them on ebay. consumers are expected to spend $5 billion on these services by 2016. republican presidential candidate mitt romney campaigned in ohio today making a promise to voters about what he will do about their taxes. >> i will not raise taxes on small business, on business, i will not raise taxes on middle income people, i won't raise taxes at all. >> mitt romney promised to avoid cuts to the military. >> president obama said america can expect him to go on the offensive in next week's debate with mitt romney. critics said the president didn't seem enthusiastic last week. the president said he was just being polite to mitt romney. students at kentucky's center college are prepping for
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the vice presidential debate. theyhe graduated in 1909 from the college. he will now watch as vice president joe biden and republican vice presidential candidate paul ryan square off this thursday. and ktvu will carry the debate thursday night live. joe biden and paul ryan will tackle forn policy -- foreign policy issues and ktvu channel 2 news will follow the debate. pizza hut is throwing out a offer. they are offering a pizza a week for 30 years or a check for $15,000 to anyone who asks sausage or pepperoni during the debate. they can ask president obama or mitt romney to win. a similar sent in 1992 when
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former president bill clinton was asked boxers or briefs. the group encouraged people to vote for proper 30. -- proposition. it aims to stop cuts and increasing taxes. they say supporting prop 30 is easy. >> because our religion stresses the importance of education. education is an obligation. >> people opposed to prop 30 says it doesn't guarantee new funding. f more on the giants i-- more on the giants win in cincinnati. it keeps the team alive and ties the series. ktvu's joe fonzi is live in cincinnati with the key players and plays in the victory. joe? >> reporter: what a story this
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could be, the giants were all but given up for dead and now they are one win away after evening the series here against the cincinnati reds. the giants got something tonight they haven't got the entire series, incident offense. if you wanted to hear a crowd go quiet it happened when the fans barely got into their seat. pagan led off with a home run. barry zito, first inning, walking in a run but then blocko hit a homer -- blanco hit a homer and tim lincecum came on in relief. he got the win. tim lincecum normally a starter talked about his new role as a reliever. >> knowing your role and knowing you don't have to pace
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yourself. with that you go in and know i am going to go into the stretch. that simplifies things. like i said, to go into the stretch and think about where i want to throw it. >> those of us who thought it might be a quick stay here, it will be three games. the giants etry to do something -- try to do something that never happened before, no national league team ever came from two games down to win the series. we have more at 6:00 p.m. till then reporting live, joe fonzi, ktvu channel 2 news. four floors of a parking garage collapse at a college campus, the condition of those trapped inside. >> and reports that a large u.s. carrier is about to bump up their airfare.
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two people died today and a dozen injured or trapped when a parking garage collapsed in florida. it happened this morning that miami-dade college. no students were in the area when it game way. they are still trying to free one workman. there is no word on what caused the collapse.
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the centers for disease control raised the death toll from the meningitis out break to 12. the cdc reports 137 cases of the disease in 10 states linked to steroid shots. 600 people in california are thought to have gotten the shots but there are no reports of them getting sick. company is running trials on a vaccine that could make a gluten free diet obsolete. they are running trials on a vaccine for celiac disease. people with this disease can't eat anything with gluten. scientists say it would help the immune system tolerate gluten so it doesn't attack the stomach lining. industry experts say united
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will raise prices. the increase will range from 4- $10 per round trip. no other airline moved to match the increase but it is the 12 time a major airline attempted to raise fairs. it stuck only four times. toyota announces another massive recall. the models being recalled for a fire hazard. >> and that severe thunderstorm has gone away. we have a few more clouds out there and more showers headed for your neighborhood. when they could arrive.
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toyota announced a massive recall today effecting 7-1/2 million cars. it involves cars between 2007 and 2009 and ktvu's consumer editor tom vacar tells us the concern is the cars could catch fire. >> reporter: half million toyotas are right here in california. many toyotas are being recalled because power window switches could cause smoke or a fire. >> no accidents have been reported about this. there is no case of fire linked to this. so customers don't have to worry. >> every consumer should have a fire extinguisher. >> reporter: the repair is
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simple, quick and free. >> it is yet another blemish on toyota's reputation for quality. and what happened is during the 2000s toyota tried to become the number one car seller in america and instead it is the number one car recaller. >> reporter: i called 5 different independent toyota repair shops and not one said they have seen this problem not one time. >> i think it happens when you make lots and lots of cars. i have had good experience with this car. i haven't had any trouble. >> i had this car for a couple years and i have no issues. i mean, there is a recall for a reason. at least they are fixing it. >> i would look at toyota's first when i am in the market. >> you could find the complete
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recall list on www.ktvu.com. consumer editor tom vacar ktvu channel 2 news. nfl football player turned actor alex karras died wednesday in los angeles. he was well known for his role as a father on webster and blazing saddles. he played for the detroit lions. he was suing the nfl over treatment of head injuries. we should know tomorrow what caused the death of a panda cub. it was born september 16. the cub had liver abnormalities. the final results will be announced in washington, d.c. tomorrow morning. a rescue at sea caught on tape. they were called out to rescue
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a fisherman and his run away boat. after they saved the man they turned their attention to the run away boat that was in danger of causing damage. they gained enough speed and then finally stopped that run away vehicle. tonight a lottery player may be planning how they will spend the winnings. a winning ticket was told in santa clara. the person has 180 days to claim the prize. now to our weather. >> last night, that deal -- [ talking at the same time ] >> there is a chance for that again and what we experienced today in the mountains, the that mountains, mountains, the -- the severe thunderstorm, it has been dropped. we will see clouds tonight and
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a chance for more sprinkles. it is off to track. what i want to do is track this backwards so you can see the development of the severe thunderstorm. you see the reds. that is when the warning gets -- that is around 4:30 p.m., 5:00 p.m. there. you see it moving off. the warning goes away and the cell dies off. we are looking at similar activity tonight and tomorrow morning. i mean this thing is wrapping around. when we get to the satellite you see, that thing is just spinning around. 300 miles diameter and spinning stuff up from the south. here is the system we are tracking. this is the mechanism that broke the heat wave. it is noning unagainst the
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coast. -- nudging up against the coast. this is what i am tracking. as it moves out into the valley it is losing energy. might be clouds but it bears watching. so showers move out tomorrow. wrap around moisture and clouds may be in the forecast. more likely the clouds. the model tonight, 11:00 p.m., dries us out. clouds coming this way and a few sprinkles. goes off around mammoth and southern california. thunderstorms for them as well. again, the big concerns is fire danger. highs tomorrow, like today, maybe cooler as the low filters cool air in. the five-day forecast with your bay area weekend in view a mild period. last night, boom, it popped up, mountains, gilroy, boom, it popped up. >> because there was also so much rain the fire danger isn't
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as bad? >> a lot of rain so we are not seeing dry lightning strikes. >> thank you. how buying cars that don't work could help fix a broken state budget and the honor of a life time. a 2:00 a.m. wake up call to a local chemist. i don't spend money
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happening now in oakland. this sign reading revolt is one of the ways occupy is marking one year since the movement started. it was one year ago they set up camp in front of city hall and a and -- they are calling this a celebration but residents and shop keepers are wary. you remember occupy protests turned rowdy and violent in the past and that is not the case at this point tonight. police are watching what happens and they have several plans in place. stanford university professor brian kobilka won the nobel prize. >> i am being recognized for work i did recently and that is unusual. >> the call came in about 2:20 a.m. this morning. he spoke to five members of the
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committee who congratulated him. he already has plans for his half of the $1.2 million prize. >> scientists don't make that much money and you don't know what will happen in the future. you want something to leave to your children. >> icing on the cake. we never work for the money. >> he had a chance to talk about his work this morning. he shares the surprise with robert lefkowitz. their work could help with the development of more effective drugs. hundreds of people turned out to find treasures today. the vehicles were auctioned off as governor jerry brown's plan
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to eliminate waste. some say it doesn't cost much to fix them up and turn a profit on it. a stolen car found in seattle that is connected to the killing of a mother in contra costa county. coming up, the crash with seattle police and the action investigators are taking tonight. >> first a rescue, now rehabilitation, the first meal for this sea lion.
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complete bay area news coverage continues right now, this is ktvu channel 2complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news -- complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 6:00 p.m. >> good evening. hello. i am frank somerville. >> and i am julie haener. >> ktvu viewers sent us this video of hail falling. we have been getting reports of thunder and lightning as well. ktvu's chief meteorologist mill m -- bill martin has been tracking the severe weather. >> severe thunderstorm has gone away but for a time this is what was going on. this is the cell that